Ministry of Justice UK Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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  1. Bullying

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, access to coffee whenever you want

    Cons

    Terrible management that foster bullying of staff

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves or learn the employment legislation on which you hold tribunals...

  2. OK Summer Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility, some people enthusiastic and motivated.

    Cons

    "Not my job" culture. HR nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so aloof and follow rules you impose on others.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Such a shame - top leadership is decent but at directorate level all the best people have gone :(

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - People Management, Capability, Resourcing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - People Management, Capability, Resourcing in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working and work life balance
    Not a bad building inside
    Live in the hope that it will get better

    Cons

    Leadership at directorate level is deteriorating
    Leaders don't practice the values they preach
    Pay is poor and in the current buoyant specialist job market they can't compete and will lose their best people

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need to Get out and get to know your people!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Family Ethos, Underfunding causing problems, not people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK as a contractor

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff in these environments are very friendly and welcoming. Everyone works hard and contributes and helps if they can.

    Cons

    Occasionally stressful, without notice. An incident can take up an entire day you had assigned for paperwork, there is nothing you can do about this. Underfunding is causing staff shortages which complicates everything, this creates stress and a worse work environment.

    Advice to Management

    More funding and you will be surprised how much the state of the MoJ improves.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Was good, now stale

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can be an interesting place to work if you move around
    Salary is ok

    Cons

    Very easy to get stuck in your job, same thing every month.
    No regular development or promotional oppertunities unless there is a restructure
    After two years of a pay freeze, pay goes up by 1% every year. We're the whipping boys of government budget cuts
    Probably the only company to remain on Windows XP and Office 2003!

    Advice to Management

    Modernise

  7. worked for family division tribunal - Court of Protection

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Progression Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Case Progression Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is not challenging (if you can call that a pro) and great hours

    Cons

    Work is not challenging, pay is atrocious, people although friendly tend to be rather uneducated

    Advice to Management

    The public sector can be more efficient, people just do not work hard enough more needs to be done to reform the system.

  8. A useful expereince

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK part-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, pension and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Poor management and poor communication throughout orgainisation

    Advice to Management

    Too many senior managers and very poor communication across the organisation

  9. Good civil service department overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Policy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Policy Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really interesting and important work. You do feel that you can make a difference. Get to work on high profile projects which are often in the news. Great variety of areas to work in with many good opportunities available. Good bunch of colleagues who are friendly and sociable.

    Cons

    Cuts have settled down for now but a few under performers remain on the books. Long hours can become normal for some. Central office is beginning to feel overcrowded as more units move in from elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Try and tackle long hours culture

  10. Lots of opportunities and good training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for career progression, great atmosphere to work in, good attitude towards training.

    Cons

    The only negative really is that you can earn more as a contractor.

  11. Rats deserting a sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some talented people remain in place

    Cons

    Most people who were able to find a better job have left this sinking ship. Recent changes in the ministerial offices, and a conservative agenda that has forced unsustainable cuts, have left this department a shadow of its former self

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